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in the mounting political crisis. over president mohammed morsi's power grab. i'm kelly wright. welcome to a brand new hour inside america's news headquarters. >> great to have you here. i'm jamie colby, these are members of the military there, reinforcing a wall outside the presidential palace. just 24 hours after tens of thousands of protesters actually broke through a barricade leading to the building and forced president morsi to press ahead with so-called dialog talks as he tried to keep the country from plunging deeper into turmoil. >> connor powell is following this live from our jerusalem bureau, what's happening over here? >> well, last night the violence continued in cairo, it was relatively peaceful today, but the crisis continues on, and today, the egyptian military used the calm in cairo to put up barriers around the presidential palace. they built concrete walls, placing tanks and bash wire around that palace and the egyptian media. in the statement warned of disastrous consequences and urging dialog to avoid a quote, dark tunnel in egypt and mohammed morsi called for talks today wit
protests. at the time, critics accused mohamed morsi of a power grab and adviser to morsi says the government will push forward to a referendum on the new constitution, despite concerns from the opposition. going to go live to cairo in a few minutes here. >>> a well known islamic militant, the leader of a terror network, is locked up in egypt and there is an american connection. the fbi is working to figure out what role, if any, the man played in the attack on the consulate in libya that killed four americans including the u.s. ambassador. a full report, everything we know about this man, coming up, coming right up here on cnn. >>> congress faces a so-called fiscal cliff and only 24 days. and it is what house speaker john boehner did not say that is drawing attention tonight. when questioned by reporters yesterday, boehner would not comment on whether there is room for compromise on the president's demand for higher tax rates, on high income americans. boehner and the president spoke by phone this week, but in public comments, appear to have no -- made no progress. >>> same se
authorities detained mohammed jamal ahmed, suspected of being the leader of a terrorist cell that planned those attacks in egypt and is reportedly linked with the storming of the u.s. consulate in benghazi on september 11th. meanwhile, secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to testify on the libya attack after an independent review board finishes its report. >> so we have every expectation that she will testify, that she will do so in an open setting, and that perhaps the leaders of the report, the lead investigators, may be testifying before us in a closed setting. >> senator john kerry, the chirm of the senate foreign relations committee, says secretary clinton will also appear before that panel. >>> and closer to home now, president obama has asked congress for $60 billion. that's in aide to help with superstorm sandy's cleanup in all states. the request comes in the midst of a tough fiscal cliff fight and house speaker john boehner says they will review the request by the president. new york and new jersey originally asked for a combined $79 billion in aide. the states' govern
referendum tomorrow. it will take some time for that would support for president mohammed morsi we be judgment for what constitution should look like. will he prevail? will he come at the end of the process, process the powers that he claimed for himself two years ago, of which he has since relinquished? >> unfortunately, my answer is going to be yes. one is saying that we need to reject the referendum, the other part is saying no, we want to boycott. so now they are divided. the result is going to be the muslim brotherhood and president morsi is most likely going to win the referendum. on the other hand, the opposition is very strong in egypt. there is no return to the previous situation. what i suggest in the future is that mohammed morsi will win the referendum, try tooit establish an islamic state, he will see strong opposition for months and months. lou: moving quickly to syria as we wrap up. russia today -- from the deputy foreign minister, basically saying that they have acknowledged that bashar al-assad has been losing power and that his departure is a foregone conclusion.
crowds are gathered in cairo's tahrir square. they're protesting against president mohamed morsi and egypt's new constitution. thousands of protesters are supporting the president. they had have constitution one day after it was quickly approved. reza siayah has the news. >> reporter: we have seen hundreds of thousands of egyptians protest against president morsi and the muslim brotherhood. now it's the president's supporters and the broorthhood saying it's our turn. >> we support president morsi and his decision. >> we all support president morsi because this decision, we all need it. >> reporter: it's hard to say how many people are here. some say over 100,000. all say they support the president and just like the opposition faction, they can put on a mass demonstration, too. >> this is the real citizens of egypt. >> what about tahrir square? what do you call tahrir square? the protesters here? >> they're protesters and this is democracy. there are people who agree and disagree. >> reporter: there are a few thousand women here but it's overwhelmingly men. they are energized chan
president mohammed morsi. >> and hurricane sandy left many people homeless. new reaction from victims furious at relief response and president obama. >> president obama, he said he was going to cut through the red tape. he lied. he says, what do you mean? i said you lied. (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you don't! take a step forward and chase what matters. >>. >> heather: two people have died after a bus crash in florida. the doubling decker was carrying 32 members of a church group when it slammed in an overpass. >> people in wyoming say the man involved in a deadly attacks yesterday used a bow and arrow in one of killings. authorities say this christopher krum first stabbed a woman on friday and then went to the college where his father was teaching and shot him with a bow and arrow. he later stabbed and killed himself. >> more than hundred people are waiting to return to home after a train derail
by some demonstration, protesting the mohammed video, getting out of control. a lot of people in congress have said the mohammed video story was a cover-up. i actually hope for the good of the country that is true because at least it would demonstrate that the president understood reality. he was trying to sweep it aside. i'm worried that the ideology that controls the white house and presumably the state department which we're going to see four more years of, leaves us dangerously unprepared to meet the threats that we see from al qaeda, from other terrorist groups in the middle east and around the world. gregg: what do you think john kerry brings to the table? >> well, he certainly has a lot of experience, although a lot of it has been badly, bad judgment in a range of issues. he has been soft on the iranian nuclear weapons program. he has been soft on the north korean nuclear weapons program. he has been soft on russian desires to recreate russian hogeminy in the former soviet union. he has been soft on china's territorial demand in the south china sea. i could go on. i think he will f
turned out to bury mohammed hilal, to mourn the loss of a 22-year-old student who gave out polio vaccine in his spare time. but they also came to express public outrage at this week's murders. nine young people, six of them women, one just 17, have been gunned down since monday, and not at random. a series of coordinated assassinations targeting an annual three day polio vaccination campaign. >> ( translated ): we go out door to door and risk our lives to save innocent children from being permanently handicapped. for what? so that our coming generations turn out to be healthy. we work for our country and we are being rewarded in the form of death. what kind of justice is this? why are we targeted and killed? >> reporter: until someone claims responsibility, we won't know why. the taliban haven't come forward, but extreme islamist groups have long opposed western health interventions and the role for women in campaigns. frustration is compounded by the fact they were making such good progress. there were just 56 cases of polio in pakistan this year, the lowest ever. up until the 1950s, po
where there are new developments in the power struggle that started with p mohamed morsi's grab for new powers. we're there with details. ayman, we got word there were some considerations there to issue a new koconstitutional declaration of some sort. what can you tell us about all this? >> reporter: sure. it's important to set what triggered these protests two weeks ago, a constitutional declaration by president morsi that was seen as a power grab, gave him sweeping powers through the transitional period. it triggered protests. one of the central demands of the protesters and the opposition to the president has been that he rescind that dec e decree. for the past several days the p president has been trying to figure out a way to kind of minimize the scope of that decree. i has not worked. it has not pleased the opposition. today he met with some of the opposition forces, and what we're learning from egyptian state television, an official government news source, is that the prime minister has suggested that the president is considering a new constitutional declaration and perhaps in l
palace. it's a risky move that could cause conflict of supporters of mohammed morsi. the riot police seem to have the protestors bottled up in the square. the goal to march on the presidential palace failed today for the opposition. jenna: the question is whether we are headed toward potentially more violence in the streets. we'll keep an eye on what is happening in the streets today. jon: high levels of a deadly gas forced the evacuation of an elementary school forcing dozen of students to the hospital. an update on that story moments away jon: potentially deadly levels of carbon monoxide at an atlantiat atlanta elementary school. >> reporter: there is no law in the state of georgia that requires schools or buildings to install carbon monoxide detectors. this is an invisible gas that can be very, very dangerous when it's found in high levels, and so this happened at a school outside of atlanta, they were fixing a faulty boiler, the boiler went bad causing the carbon monoxide fumes to seep into the school. over 40 kids and seven adults were all sickened because of this. taken to a hospita
with president mohammed morsi with assuming dictatorial powers and ramming through a constitution that many fear will turn egypt into an islamic state. david shanker is the director of the program on arab politics at the washington institute for mere east policy and the former middle east adviser to secretary of defense donald rumsfeld. thank you so much for joining us. >> my pleasure. heather: you were there just prior to morsi's power grab. what was the mood then and did you see this coming? >> i think the brotherhood was very confident and morsi took the opportunity of course after the hamas negotiations of doing this. and i think he thought that he had it in the bag. the people were -- the liberals, the so-called liberals i think were upset, but there was no sign that they were going to actually unify and this really pushed it over the edge. heather: so they have banded together. what about the role of the military, in terms of morsi? the military backed the previous president hosni mubarak. on thursday they intervened for the first time in these latest clashes. what is their role with morsi
constitution. there are signs of trouble. the mohammed morsi's brother food is coming out, and they are mobilizing 120,000 troops during the different ways. supporters of the president say they are just defending the gains of the revolution, bill. bill: you know, who is going to win? i think everybody is watching that from around the world, including right where you are in cairo, and which way this vote will go. what is your sense after talking to people there, greg? >> reporter: most analysts we've heard from, we've seen say that president mohammed morsi constitution should pass maybe by a big margin. his muslim brotherhood party is just too well organized. they are involved in a strenuous get out the vote effort and some say there could be fraud involved with the vote. voting is going on at egyptian embassies around the world. muslim brotherhood operatives we are told busy there too helping at that vote. there could be another factor behind this constitution going forward, the folks here are just tired. it has been nearly two years since we were first here seeing the beg
's presidential palace. according to the reporting of the associated press the egyptian president mohammed morsi had to sneak out the back door to avoid the crowding. this is a live look at demonstrations in cairo. hundreds of thousands have gathered night after night. rallying against president morsi's recent power grab. allies draft constitution one which would help him tighten his grip on power. earlier tonight it was far more chaotic. this was the scene outside that palace. police fired tear gas to try to break up the crowd. some reportedly chanted freedom or death. others down with the sons of dogs. they say they are not going anywhere unless and until the president cancels his plans to place himself above the law. steve hair tan live for news cairo. steve? >> shepard, this is really a new tactic for the opposition protesters. instead of simply staying here in tahrir square and chanting they went on offensive tonight toward the presidential palace. they got right to the compound walls until being tear gassed. it was reenergized the opposition. we have seen increase in recent days now they a
sheikh mohammed, or ksm, when he was waterberded, like 134 times or something -- incredible. he stated that this cower courier had retired. in other words, not only they didn't get good information from these techniques of waterboarding and torture, they got bad information. >> greta: what do you want the ceo to do at this point? >> we showed our displeasure and i think they should acknowledge that they were either given wrong information -- that hia lot of access to the cia, in fact one of the -- there is an investigation going on about some of the information that they used. clearly, i think they got the slant of those who are defending, in my view, what is unconscionable, and that is torturing people. i want to emphasize to you, that when it gets around the world that the united states of america tortures people, any information that we could gain from doing that -- if we ever did -- harms the image of the united states, far more than the value of any information we might obtain. >> greta: senator, there is a report from the state department that secretary of state hillary clinton w
earths and opponents much egyptian president mohammed morsi staging massive rallies one day before voting on a draft constitution that has plunged the count are country into a political hotbed. here is the scene. >> reporter: we are on the eave of that crucial vote. this is what it's all b. this is a copy of the draft constitution. it is 63-pages long, 256 articles and it is causing a lot of problems, including in the egyptian city today of alexandria. protestors for and against president mohammed morsi and the constitution clashing in the streets after a cleric urged a yes vote at friday prayers, he's not supposed to do that. rocks were torn, cars were torched, there were injuries and arrests. so far in cairo it has been quiet. the muslim brotherhood, promorsi forces gathering in one location in fairly big numbers. also behind us here in tahrir square and in the presidential palace the critics of the constitution and president mohammed morsi also gathering. so far the two sides have stayed apart. alisyn: is there anyway to proceed ticket what will happe predict what will happen this week
been marred of late thanks to mohamed morsi, the president of egypt earning him the moniker on atwitter of morsilini or mubarak with a beard, and now as we look around, we are not sure where this revolution is going and nor are we aware were the of the revolutions are going around the region. syria is teetering, georgia is burning, and the future is yet to be written. the question now is in all these countries will there be elections, will the islamists win? will it be one man, one vote or one-man, one-vote, one time. so with that we are going to debate the motion of democracy is the triumph in the middle east, it's up about box and is unavoidable and essential. we will have five minutes of opening remarks from each of our panelists today. we will start with ruel again to the good and go to brian and have q&a for myself as well as the audience and our panelists will be allowed to minutes at the end to restate their case and he essentially persuade you to believe what they believe. we will start now with ruel. ruel, you may begin. >> this is that such an angle. ruel, i'm confident you wi
executive power and pliments presidential terms. this comes just after the president there mohammed morsi granted himself sweeping new powers basically made himself a dictator. that's what first triggered the protests and less than two years after the fall of egypt's aauthoritarian leader hosni mom bark many egyptians fear their new leader and islamist allies are putting the country back on the path toward dictatorship. steve harrigan live in cairo. steve, any sign the president is willing to concede on any of this? shepard, president morsey has made no moves on compromise. one thing we have seen from supporters in the muslim brotherhood the care shown in trying to avoid any conflict or violence in the square here. that's certainly going to be put to the test tomorrow. that's when across the nation morsey supporters, people who back this president from the muslim brotherhood will hold demonstrations in support of the president and they will avoid this area around tahrir square to try to avoid getting in fights with the anti-morsey protesters. shepard. >> shepard: steve, what happens now w
of the president, mohamed morsi. frustrated coptic christians and liberals walked out before the votes because they said their views weren't being heard. the fate of the constitution won't be clear for another two weeks when egyptians get to vote on the draft. >>> the moritanian president is warning tension in mali could backfire. locals could align with rebels. one group they are concerned about is al qaeda in the islamic magreb. that's the group the international community has been trying to oust in that region. mark schroeder tells us that aqim is actually consolidating and getting stronger in the region. without international military intervention, mali's military won't be able to push them out. he told me he doesn't even have enough guns for his soldiers. >>> it's been 484 days since the u.s. lost its top credit rating. what are we doing get it back? incomes and consumer spending fell in october. experts we spoke to said sandy had a significant impact on the numbers. >>> and new problems for susan rice. this is different than what you think i'm about to say. after weeks of criticism from
marketplace, 60-year-old pensioner mohamed taha bemoaned the upheaval that has kept tourists and business away. >> ( translated ): we want life to go on. it doesn't matter if people say yes to constitution or say no. >> warner: but samer shehata says it may be hard for egypt to move on after the vote. if this referendum is adopted, is approved as expected, where does that leave egyptian society? >> it produces a very divided, polarized egyptian society, one in which many of those liberal secular voices will feel that the constitution is an illegitimate document, and that certainly is not healthy for democratic consolidation in egypt. >> warner: for an egypt still waiting for the promise of the revolution to be fulfilled in its citizens' daily lives, that would be a bleak prospect indeed. we asked two experts to weigh in on the discontent in egypt. read their responses on "the rundown." >> woodruff: again, the major developments of the day: a gunman walked into an elementary school in newtown, connecticut and killed 26 people, including 20 children. the killer then committed suicide. it was the
that constitution and the way it was written by supporters of president mohamed morsi rallied last night. they're angry about accusations of ballot fraud in last saturday's first round of voting. 56% supported the new constitution last week. the second round of voting is this coming saturday. >>> and a major new development in the terror plot we told you about a few weeks ago. a 20-year-old man from south florida, a naturalized citizen from pakistan, charged with plotting to carry out terror attacks here in new york city. we learned that he came to manhattan on november 23rd specifically studying times square, wall street, and broadway theaters. >>> the nra says it's willing to offer meaningful contributions to ensure shootings like those in newtown never happen again. the gun rights group said it had been silent until now out of respect for the families. a major investment firm announced it's selling the biggest maker of the assault rifle. people see it as a step toward making assault rifles tabu. >> at the end of the day it's not necessarily the dollar that counts but the sense. the sense of
, mohammed that is returning to the palace. he took off amid violent protest. why are they outraged? mursi is expanding his powers. several tv stations going black to protest. >> brian: 11 newspapers went dark yesterday. >> gretchen: thank you. it was taughted as a dream and boeing dream liner forced to make an emergency landing. united flight was heading from houston to newark, new jersey . a latest problem happening on the same day regulators ordered inspections for the jets for a possible fue line problem. intelligence director james clapper upon will testify behind closed doors about the attack on benghazi that left four americans dead. it was initially referred to al-qaida. revised talking points were used by susan rice who blamed the video. >> she lived 116 years and 100 days. besse cooper passed away and died peacefully in monroe, georgia. cooper was born in 1896 in tennessee and moved to georgia in world war i to be a teacher. what was the secret to her long life. she minded her own business and avoided junk food. >> brian: was not upset we had the twinkie problem. >> steve: not a
libya. >>> in egypt, president mohamed morsi is pushing forward with talks he hopes will end the political crisis in the country, but the opposition is calling for a boycott of the meeting. at least six people are dead after protests turned de eed vi after the last few days. they're protesting against the president and the new constitution. they say he's giving himself too much power, but morsi said the powers are only tempry and will become void when the new constitution is adopted. >> a hospital that employed a nurse who was fooled by a hoax. the nurse apparently killed herself friday after divulging confident information about prince william's wife to deejays from an australian radio station. in a statement, the hospital said it was extremely foolish and appalling to make a broadcast the call. britain's royal family has also expressed sadness over the incident. >>> a vip visitor today for mulaw malala who was wounded on her way back home from school in september. they went to queen elizabeth hospital in birmingham, england, where malala is recovering. mr. zudare wanted to
up with the story that the terrorist attack was somehow connected to the mohammed video? in a way i think susan rice's withdrawal of her secretary of state candidacy really clears a way potential obstacle. now there is no talk about racism or sexism. now we can get to the point the president himself asked for, what did he do wrong? what did his administration do wrong that led to four americans being murdered? so i think it's important to proceed down that road, perhaps starting next week with secretary of state hillary clinton's testimony up on the hill. jon: that is going to be fascinating to watch. ambassador bolton, good to have you on. thank you. >> thank you. jenna: we'll get back to the school shooting in connecticut. we're just learning more information on what happened this morning. harris, you have more for us in the newsroom. >> reporter: let's catch everybody up in case they're just tuning in, jenna. this is newtown, connecticut. the sandy hook elementary school reported a shooting hour and a half ago. state police in connecticut are assisting local police here in the ar
supporters of president mohammed morsi, the muslim brotherhood, camed -- claimed victory in the first round of voting on morsi's draft constitution. this took place over the weekend. greg palkot streaming live from key owe egypt. greg? >> reporter: hey, jon, yeah. folks are a little bit on edge off voting over the weekend on the draft constitution. the results were closer than expected. the yes votes were 57%. no, 43%. the turnout was lower than usual. according to the opposition the vote was marched by maured by widespread irregularitis. opposition attacking opposition headquarters here in cairo. all that is prompting again by government critics who called for more protests on tuesday, in front. presidential palace in tahrir square behind me and up to the u.s. embassy. this is up to the second and final round of voting in rural areas of egypt on saturday for the constitution which is favored by egyptian president mohammed morsi and his muslim brotherhood party. critics say it is too islamist. defenders say it is necessary to preserve stability here in this country. analysts are saying they
's referendum vote on a divisive new constitution. it was drafted largely by allies of mohamed morsi. an egyptian spoke men said that they will aim at ending the political crisis. >>> and a global call for countries to lift their hiv travel restrictions. 45 nations seen on this map have laws that deport, detain, or deny entry to people who are hiv positive. now companies like coca-cola and gap and from the nba say those travel bans are discriminatory and bad for business. until recently, the u.s., too, had regular layings that barred foreign nationals from receiving a visa from entering the country. president obama lifted that ban in 2010. >>> and a chain of check stores is selling what they believe is the, yes, very last shipment of twinkies in the country. jewel said that hostess offered the entire shipment left in the georgia plant, including 20,000 boxes of twinkies and 5,000 boxes of ding dongs, zingers and you can buy them while supplies last but not for much longer. if you're thinking of the gift to give someone, just don't know what to get them, give them a twinkie. >> when w
? >>> in egypt, president mohamed morsi is calling for talks to end the political crisis in the country. the opposition is calling for a boycott of that meeting. at least six people are dead after protests turned violent. anti-morsi supporters are demonstrating against the president and the new constitution. they say morsi has given himself too much power, but the president says the powers are only temporary and will become void once the new constitution is adopted. >>> now back to the u.s. and the controversy over the benghazi attack. secretary of state hillary clinton will testify at an open congressional hearing. her testimony will follow the release of a report by the state department's accountability review board. the state department has been under fire for its handling of the terror attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >>> the syrian crisis could reach a new level. with concerns that the syrian regime could possibly use chemical weapons. we'll tell you how the u.s. is reacting. i plugged in snapshot, and 30 days later, i was saving big on car insurance. with snapshot, i knew wh
on the constitution has become a referendum on egypt's islamic president, mohamed morsi. >> reporter: both sides of the egyptian political divide plan major marches and rallies this morning. government supporters are calling a yes vote on the referendum a vote for islam. the opposition is fragmented and far less organized and decided only a few days ago to vote no rather than boycott the ballot. the new constitution was drafted by the ruling islamist party and its hard-line political allies. the mainly secular opposition says the 63-page document does not represent all of egypt's 83 million people and tramples on the rights of minorities such as christians. a major problem is a lack of monitors. a significant number of judges have refused to supervisor the 13,000 polling stations so the voting will have to be held over two days first in major cities an then in the countryside. many egyptians are simply growing weary after two years of political turmoil. adding to their woes is the effect on the economy. the tourism industry has been hard-hit and the prospects of attracting f
a statement on state television saying political differences with mohamed morsi, the resignation comes as egyptians still go to the polls, voting in the second and final round of a constitutional refer rent dem, critics accusing him of rushing the constitution through, and many senior advisors have esigned over the past month. >> heather: italy facing a shakeup, the president dis solving parliament but when the prime minister's resignation on friday, he was appointed just 13 months ago, to steer the country away from a greek-style debt crisis and his governing coalition lost support after former prime minister silvio berlusconi's party with their support setting the stage for new general election in february. ♪ >> gregg: well, look out, from weather, leaving few areas of the country untouched. heavy snow, and strong winds, threatening to make christmas travel a real chore. the nation's airports now looking like waiting rooms. stranded passengers waiting for cancelled flights to be rescheduled and in green bay, wisconsin, home of the packers, buried in snow, so bad, lambeau field is h
by the egyptian president mohammed morsi. it is expected to take place at any time. we're told that during the day he met with the army chief as well as his ministers to try to come up with some way to stablize the country. he was in the presidential palace earlier in the day. this despite the fact that there was some very violent clashes in the last 24 hours just outside that palace. take a look at the tape and you can see what took place just a few hours ago. on one side supporters of th president morsi. on the other secular groups say they oppose the islamist agenda. during the clashes firebombs and rocks were thrown. there was also gunfire. as you mentioned at least seven dead and at least 600 injured. the republican guard placed tanks and armored vehicles outside the presidential palace this morning and the commander of the guard which is primarily tasked with protecting the presidential compound tried to assure egyptians in this conflict it is not going to take sides. in the last few hours the guard ordered rival protesters to leave the presidential palace. morsi supporters have withdrawn an
out in tahrir square. also amassing supporters of president mohamed morsi and a controversial vote this weekend on a new constitution. today as you might imagine, tensions are very high as the political crisis threatens to ignite new conflicts. reza, what is happening now? >> reporter: ted, i don't think too many people want a repeat performance what have we saw last week, at the presidential palace where the two sides of the conflict met here and came to blows, nearly 700 people injured in clashes, several people killed. today the stage is set for another potentially violent and explosive day, because both these sides again have called for mass demonstrations within the next hour, opposition factions, critics of the president, have set out on marches that are going to culminate here at the presidential palace. in about 15, 20 minutes away from this location, that's where the muslim brotherhood, the supporters of the president, have called for their own demonstrations. i think a lot of people are relieved that these demonstrations aren't going to be at the same location but the pot
mohamed morsi, a scene of shooting earlier today. but the focus tonight, rick, is a few miles away from where we are right now, the presidential palace. anti--morsi protesters out there in big time. they've been trying to knock down a barrier made of rock and steel separating them and the palace, all the while supporters of morsi are gathering not too far away also in big numbers. there was a deadly clash between those two sides just one week ago. the fear is this could happen again. the difference, however, between now and then is that morsi in the interim has endowed the military here with stronger powers. they can intervene, maybe break up some violence. now, all the while this is all focused on that draft constitution which is planned for a vote, a referendum on saturday. the critics of morsi say that he's trying to rush it through. they say it's discriminatory towards segments of the population here, and they also say that his own style over the last couple weeks reminiscent of one other strong man we've seen here in egypt, mubarak. for his part morsi and his supporters say they we
these muslims being upset about portraying mohammed in a bad way in some movie on youtube. a huge amount of their time and almost nothing was said by them accept and so that you could quote it now about terrorism and how the deaths there were carried out by professional and very well organized and trained terrorists. now about afterwards, and how we are going to come to grips with this. it was a terrorist thing that you have acknowledge now. are retracting down as the text -- secretary of state pledge, are we tracking down these terrorists and finding out who they are? is that happening now? >> yes sir, it is. we are absolutely committed to every resource. >> what groups that we found were guilty of this? >> the fbi's leading the investigation and i'm sure in it different setting they can brief you on where things stand. i can tell you is the state department is supporting actively with the fbi is trying to do. i was in libya in september after the benghazi attack to push the libyan leadership to cooperate in the investigation. ambassador larry pope on the ground in tripoli every day. >>
. president obama, bill and hillary clinton, egyptian president mohamed morsi. i'm pausing for effect. please stop. yahoo! ceo marisa mayer. they are among the finalists for "time" magazine person of the year. we'll reveal who it is coming up next on "morning joe." [ male announcer ] families grow up but some things never get old... marie callender's dutch apple pie with fresh fuji apples and a crust made from scratch... it makes home at the holidays even sweeter. marie callender's. it's time to savor. >>> you were wonderful tonight, young man. >> what do you mean? >> just what i said. you were graceful. you were confident. you're going to be a very fine king. >> i don't know what to say. >> your father would be very proud. >> i'm not so certain about that. >> if i were your father, i'd be proud. >> that was bill murray as fdr talking to king george vi of england in the new film hyde park on the hudson. the new issue has the comic actor on the cover with a piece titled "bill freaking murray." appropriately tom brokaw joins us as well. okay. >> tom brokaw and bill murray. >> counterintuitive.
mohammed resulted in the killing of bin laden? >> it did not, and that's what this study, that intensive study that the intelligence committee just completed thousands of pages and a yearlong study indicate clearly that they found out about the courier from an outside source that was outside the country. there is no information whatsoever that shows that. in fact, there's information that they misled the interrogators while this violation of the geneva conventions torturing people was going on. and they -- again, moral of the story is, if you inflict enough pain on someone, they will tell you anything they think that will make the pain stop. and that's what was happening in these interrogations, and it did not lead to eliminating osama bin laden, which a goal we all shared. and to tell the american people it did, i think, is really harmful. >> let me button it up with this, senator. with so many problems and issues on the plate of the senate right now, the attack on benghazi as we were just talking -- the consulate in benghazi, the fiscal cliff, what to do with syria just to name a few,
. >> elsewhere in the region, egypt right now, we're seeing these protesters, these anti-mohammed morsi protesters moving closer and closer towards the presidential pass palace in cairo. they're concerned about what morsi is doing as far as democracy in egypt. how worried are you about the situation in egypt? >> i think egypt is key to the region, so the answer is, you've got to be extremely worried when you see instability affecting egypt. this is, again, the birth pangs of proper democracy in some ways, but this struggle is immensely important. obviously what's important in these countries where they've moved to a democratic system is that there is a clear understanding that democracy is not just a way of voting but a way of thinking. pant of that way of thinking is that you've got to protect minorities. you've got to -- democracy doesn't function unless it is accompanied by an open mind. and so you can understand there is a lot of anxiety in egypt about the constitutional changes proposed. and even as the international community obviously applauded egypt's efforts in bringing about t
are true even if mohamed morsi believes them. and one of those things is that there are a lot of old regime people around that have been really working to bring him down from the inside. even paranoids have enemies. he's a deeply paranoid guy right now. but he also is facing a lot of internal enemies. the overwhelming sense i had, mika, from being in egypt is how little the people there know each other. they have a blue states/red states problem that makes ours look like a day at the beach. and that's really -- as the lid has come off and you have these less religious brotherhood people and middle and upper class people from cairo and alexandria, these people do not know each other at all. this country really needs to go on a long weekend retreat. >> yeah, i don't think that's going to happen. you know, we saw the same thing, interestingly enough, in 2009 in iran where you had a lot of people in the cities opposing ahmadinejad, and you had people in more rural areas being far more conservative and supporting ahmadinejad. but carl bernstein, one of morsi's biggest problems right now is we lo
president mohammed morsi's allegiances are as uncertain as his grip on power. under a foreign aid deal signed in 2010, when morsi's u.s. friendly predecessor hosni mubarak was in charge, the u.s. is giving the -- we're giving the plains to egypt -- the planes to egypt's air force. which already has more than 200 of the aircraft. the first four jets are to be delivered beginning january 22, a source at the naval air base in fort worth where the planes had been undergoing testing told but the $213 million gift is raising questions on capitol hill. morsi is under fire for. the article gos on, buchanan, who recently called for ening foreign aid to egypt altogether said the muslim brother-backed morsi government has been sending increasingly troubled messages, or signals, to washington and giving it state of the art fighter jets is a dangerous idea. he's quoted as saying, american tax dollars must not be used to aid and abet any dictatorial regime that stands with terrorists. representative thornberry of texas, vice chairman of the armed services committee said eyipt is a wild
demonstration as a result of outrage about a video that attacked the prophet mohammed. none of that was true. it was labeled a terrorist attack from day one. but the administration wanted to paint a narrative that everything was fine in libya. so now we have yet another attempt to purposely misdirect the american public. why? because the spokeswoman for the state department said the secretary has accepted the resignation of eric boswell, a high level security official, she's accepted his resignation and then she said, and the other three individuals, who are mentioned in the benghazi report, have been relieved of their current duties. it gave everyone the impression that four individuals had resigned as a result of their mismanagement of this terrorist attack in benghazi, when in fact, we now find out that all of them are still on the payroll, one of them has resigned from his position as deputy secretary, but he's got a lot of other titles as well. so they just shifted the deck chairs and they want to make the american people believe that the state department has held people accountable for
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